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Material: Part 2 of the “Simple Plan”

“One gets into the state of creativity by conscience work.”                                                                            Henri Matisse The second part of the “simple plan” I have been writing about; that should be done before you begin your creative work, is to have the materials you will need ready to use. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of…

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Knowing Who You Are

“What the artist must aim at above all else is this: to produce, by any process whatever, a work which by the life and humanity emanating from it communicates to the beholder…”   Medardo Rosso In the last blog I wrote about being open to who you are.  You may want to emulate someone, but your…

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Be Open to Who You Are

“It’s when you have found out how to do a certain thing, that its time to stop doing them, because what’s missing is that you are not  including the risk.  The fact is risk is essential to me”    Robert Rauschenberg In the last blog on “Over Thinking”, I mentioned some of the reasons we…

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Are You over Thinking?

“It is not enough for a painter to be a clever craftsman; he must love to ‘caress’ his canvas too”.                             Pierre Auguste Renoir Spontaneous, fresh, natural, clean, vibrant, those are good qualities to have in your artwork. They are also things that…

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